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Floyd Mayweather knocking out Conor McGregor inspired all these amazing memes

The internet knocked both fighters cold.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 27, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:15 pm CDT

Floyd Mayweather, the best boxer of his generation, put on a fascinating farewell performance on Saturday night, knocking out UFC star Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their fight. Though McGregor, making his pro boxing debut, was given virtually no chance to succeed, he won a few rounds and surprised the masses by remaining competitive with Mayweather for much of the match.

Until this happened.


Though McGregor—who was guaranteed $30 million but will likely make tens of millions more (Mayweather, meanwhile, was guaranteed a $100 million purse)—avoided taking Mayweather’s best punches until late in the fight, he couldn’t stop the Twitter memes from ultimately knocking him cold.








Twitter users also seemed to enjoy the outfit Mayweather wore during his ringwalk.

Some wondered about Mayweather’s documented issues with the IRS.


Those who watched the fight legally had to spend $99 for the pay-per-view telecast. Not everybody, though, ended up paying.


After the fight, Mayweather said he was retiring for good, and McGregor said he’d return to the UFC. But for one night, millions of people got together, watched a fight that was much better than expected, and then celebrated by making fun of McGregor and Mayweather on the internet.

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2017, 10:37 am CDT